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  1. Imagine the crap Obama would have gotten if he had waited on line. I’m sure folks would have been outraged that he wasted his time waiting on line when he should have been running the country. This has got to be one of the stupidest reasons yet for anti Obama rage.

  2. Totally agree with Lexy. And it’d be nice if people bothered to use the honorific occasionally. I heard ‘President Bush’ a lot more than I do ”President Obama’.

  3. You live and die by the photo op. It has nothing to do with eating. If it did he would just send somebody to pick something up.

  4. @Lexy I was just thinking the same thing! haha I would wager that Rick Perry will probably show up there in the next few days JUST to wait in line because it’s the opposite of what Obama did.

  5. Anyone “outraged” about Obama cutting in line is dumb. There is no way in hell the Secret Service would let him wait in line for any length of time. The longer he’s standing in one place, the more chance for someone to do something to him. Amazing that people don’t get this. And I’m a Republican who dislikes Obama.

  6. He bought lunch for everyone he cut in front of as well. Sounds like a win to me.

  7. yeah he paid for everyone on his own personal credit card. I’ll be happy to let him cut in front of me.

  8. I’m sorry – read you for a number of years now – but any more of this tiresome and irrelevant political nonsense will see me gone. Very sad, as I’ve enjoyed most of what you’ve written.

  9. @Gary – You are not raging, but the folks commenting on the link you posted are.

  10. Corky – Slight correction. He just bought the next family in line lunch. They just ordered like a whole line.

    “He did however offer to stump up for lunch for the family next to him at the counter — then got a shock.?

    “Hold on, how many folks are y’all feedin’?” the president quipped as Bruce Finstad of Houston and his daughter Faith, from Austin, taking advantage of their luck, ordered three pounds of beef, two pounds of ribs, a half pound of sausage and a half pound of turkey for their already seated family.

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